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Apple TV+ Supported Devices: Compatible Smart TVs & Players


Apple TV Plus devices

Apple TV+ is available to watch on a variety of devices, including smart TVs, streaming players, mobile devices, game consoles and web browsers. While the Apple TV app was previously limited in terms of non-Apple device support, the situation has changed a lot since launch. Nowadays, Apple TV+ shows and movies can be watched on a wide selection of platforms and devices.

Apple launched its video streaming service in late 2019. A standard Apple TV+ subscription currently costs $4.99 per month which makes it an affordable option compared to many other subscription services. Similar to the initial device support, Apple TV+ was also somewhat limited in terms of the amount of movies and shows that were available to stream. Since then, however, Apple has expanded both the selection of content and the device support list.

As to be expected, Apple TV+ plays very nicely with all of Apple’s own devices, including iPhone, iPad and MacBook. However, consumers might be surprised at just how readily accessible the subscription service now is, and how many devices in the home are likely to already be compatible with Apple TV+.

Apple TV+ supported platforms and devices:

  • Apple TV
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
  • Mac and MacBook
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TV
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • LG smart TVs
  • Google TV
  • Microsoft Xbox
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Roku OS
  • Samsung TVs
  • Sony smart TVs
  • Vizio SmartCast TVs

Watching on a smart TV

Smart TVs are one of the hardware areas that Apple has yet to enter personally, so it shouldn’t be too surprising that support for third-party TV brands is pretty good. In fact, with some of the most popular brands now compatible with the service, individuals and households are likely to find their existing TVs are supported.

  • Fire TV Edition TVs (various brands)
  • HiSense (Android 8 or newer)
  • Philips (Android 8 or newer)
  • Roku TVs (various brands)
  • Samsung smart TVs
  • LG smart TVs
  • TCL (Android 8 or newer)
  • Vizio SmartCast TVs
  • Sony smart TVs

Although these brands are supported, that doesn’t necessarily mean that every TV model they offer is also supported. Below is a more detailed look at the smart TV models currently compatible with the Apple TV+ app, and broken down by either brand or platform.

Compatible Fire TV Edition TVs:

  • Toshiba HD (2018)
  • Toshiba 4K (2018, 2020)
  • Insignia HD (2018)
  • Insignia 4K (2018, 2020)
  • JVC 4K (2019)
  • Grundig Vision 6 HD (2019)
  • Grundig Vision 7, 4K (2019)
  • Grundig OLED 4K (2019)
  • JVC Smart HD/FHD (2020)
  • ok 4K (2020)
  • Onida HD (2019, 2020)
  • AB/AKAI/Croma UHD (2020)

Compatible LG smart TVs:

  • OLED B8, C8, G8, E8 Series (2018)
  • OLED R9, Z9, W9, E9, C9, B9 series (2019)
  • OLED RX, ZX, WX, GX, CX, BX series (2020)
  • NanoCell Nano 99, 97, 95, 90, 85, 80 series (2020)
  • NanoCell SM99, SM95, SM90, SM86, SM81 series (2019)
  • UHD TV UN85, UN73, UN71, UN70, UN69 series (2020)
  • SuperUHD TV SK9, SK8 series (2018)
  • UHD TV UK62 and above, UK7 series (2018)
  • UHD TV UM80, UM75, UM73, UM71, UM69 series (2019)

Compatible Samsung smart TVs:

  • QLED 4K Q9, Q8, Q7, Qx Series (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • QLED 8K Q9, Q8 Series (2019, 2020)
  • UHD 8, 7, 6 Series (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • FHD/HD 5,4 Series (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Serif Series (2019, 2020)
  • The Frame Series (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • The Sero Series (2019, 2020)

Compatible Sony smart TVs:

  • Sony A9F (2018), A9G (2019), A9S (2020)
  • Sony X85G 55”, 65”, 75”, and 85” (2019)
  • Sony X95G (2019)
  • Sony X80H, X85H, X90H, X95H (2020)
  • Sony X80J, X85J, X90J, X91J, X95J (2021)
  • Sony Sony Z9F (2018), Z9G (2019), Z8H (2020), Z9J (2021)

Compatible Vizio smart TVs:

  • OLED (2020)
  • P‑Series (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • P‑Series Quantum (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • P‑Series Quantum X (2019, 2020)
  • M‑Series (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • M‑Series Quantum (2019, 2020)
  • E‑Series (2016, 2017, and 2018 UHD models)
  • D‑Series (2018, 2019)
  • V‑Series (2019, 2020)

Watching on a streaming player

One of the easiest ways to watch Apple TV+ is with a streaming player. Whether it is one of Apple’s own models or any other streaming player, Apple TV+ can be accessed by downloading the Apple TV app from the respective platform app store on any of the compatible devices listed below.

  • Apple TV (4K, HD, and 3rd generation)
  • Chromecast with Google TV
  • Fire TV Stick (2016 and 2017)
  • Fire TV Stick 4K (2018)
  • Fire TV Cube (Gen 1 and 2)
  • Fire TV (2017)
  • Roku Express (3900X, 3930X)
  • Roku Express+ (3910X, 3931X)
  • Roku HD (3932X)
  • Roku Streaming Stick (3600X, 3800X)
  • Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810X, 3811X)
  • Roku Premiere (3920X, 4620X)
  • Roku Premiere+ (3921X, 4630X)
  • Roku Ultra (4640X, 4660X, 4661X, 4670X, 4800X)
  • Roku Ultra LT (4662X)
  • Roku 2 (4210X, 4205X)
  • Roku 3 (4200X, 4230X)
  • Nvidia Shield TV

For any streaming players that are not currently supported, it is worth checking to see if the device features AirPlay 2. If it does, the user will be able to cast Apple TV+ videos from a supported AirPlay 2 device to the streaming player.

Other ways to watch Apple TV+

If consumers find that their existing smart TVs or streaming players are not currently compatible with Apple TV+, there are some other options available, including smartphones, tablets and even game consoles.

  • iPhone (latest iOS version)
  • iPad (latest iPadOS version)
  • iPod touch
  • Mac and MacBook (macOS Catalina 10.1 or newer)
  • Microsoft Xbox (One, One S, Series X and Series S)
  • Nebula Soundbar Fire TV Edition
  • onn. Roku Smart Soundbar (model 9100X)
  • Roku Smart Soundbar (models 9101X, 9102X)
  • Sony PlayStation (4 and 5)

When it comes to laptops and other Android devices, Apple has yet to make an Apple TV+ app available. However, shows and movies can still be streamed by visiting on Windows PCs as well as Android and Chrome OS devices through a browser and signing in.

Compatible web browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari

Apple TV+ supported devices summary

Apple tends to be somewhat protective of its apps and services and this was previously the case for Apple TV+. However, over time Apple has gradually extended support and its video streaming service is now available on a wide selection of devices. Naturally, consumers can expect the company’s own iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV to be highly compatible with Apple TV+.

For non-Apple device owners, the subscription service can also be accessed on a variety of third-party smart TVs, streaming players, game consoles and web browsers. If a device isn’t supported, it may be worth checking if it AirPlay 2-enabled, as this will allow casting of Apple TV+ from a different device.

John Finn


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